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SFFILM Awards Night 2020
Live Event | Online | December 9
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SFFILM’s annual fundraiser is going online! The 2020 live virtual event will bring together this year’s most notable film talent with the Bay Area film community to celebrate the power of storytelling.

 

Event Chairs Joni Binder, Gwyneth Borden, Heidi Castelein, and Sonya Yu

 

Have questions? Visit the FAQ here.

Wednesday, December 9

 

6:00 pm PST

SFFILM at Home

HONOREES

Glenn Close Hillbilly Elegy

SFFILM Award for Acting

Aaron Sorkin The Trial of the Chicago 7

Kanbar Award for Storytelling

Chloé Zhao Nomadland

Irving M. Levin Award for Film Direction

The Cast of One Night in Miami Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom, Jr.

SFFILM Special Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance

GET INVOLVED

$95

Member Ticket

  • One admission to SFFILM Awards Night (accessed via private virtual event platform)
  • Available to current SFFILM Members – join or renew today!
  • Fully tax-deductible
$250

Cinephile Ticket

  • One admission to SFFILM Awards Night (accessed via private virtual event platform)
  • One Doc Stories Series Pass, granting access to all programs (December 3–6; films available to stream in California only)
  • Name recognition in Doc Stories and Awards Night digital materials
  • $195 charitable contribution to SFFILM (benefits may be waived in order to take a full tax write-off)
$1,000

VIP Access

  • One admission to SFFILM Awards Night (accessed via private virtual event platform)
  • One admission to a live, moderated VIP pre-show conversation with Awards Night honorees
  • Home delivery of a specialty gift package for one, including food and beverages from McCalls Catering & Events along with a few fun surprises to help enhance the evening (delivered December 9 in San Francisco Bay Area only)
  • One Doc Stories Series Pass, granting access to all programs (December 3–6; films available to stream in California only)
  • Name recognition in Doc Stories and Awards Night digital materials
  • Name recognition in Awards Night print collateral
  • $895 charitable contribution to SFFILM (benefits may be waived in order to take a full tax write-off)
$10,000

Patron Access

  • Up to ten admissions to SFFILM Awards Night (accessed via private virtual event platform)
  • Ten admissions to a live, moderated VIP pre-show conversation with Awards Night honorees
  • Home delivery of a specialty gift package for up to ten people, including food and beverages from McCalls Catering & Events along with a few fun surprises to help enhance the evening (delivered December 9 in San Francisco Bay Area only)
  • Up to ten Doc Stories Series Passes, granting access to all programs (December 3–6; films available to stream in California only)
  • Name recognition in Doc Stories and Awards Night digital materials
  • Name recognition in
  • Awards Night print collateral
  • $8,650 charitable contribution to SFFILM (benefits may be waived in order to take a full tax write-off)
Other Contributions

Can’t attend the party? That’s okay! You can still support SFFILM with a tax-deductible gift. Your contribution enables us to do our year-round work promoting media literacy among youth audiences and supporting emerging artists — the great filmmakers of our future.

Contact Us

Announcements will be made in the coming weeks. To learn more about attending or sponsoring SFFILM Awards Night, please contact us at awardsnight@sffilm.org

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A Benefit for SFFILM’s Year-Round Programs

SFFILM Awards Night supports our organization’s vital work to inspire, discover, and cultivate the next generation of film artists through our SFFILM Education and SFFILM Makers initiatives.

Awards to be Presented

Irving M. Levin Award for Film Direction
Kanbar Award for Storytelling
SFFILM Award for Acting
Additional awards to be announced

"The most anticipated film event in the Bay Area."

"San Francisco now has a foothold in the awards season proper."

"San Francisco is now an awards stop on the road to the Oscars."